256 pages, 245 x 190 mm
This introductory-level textbook covers the welfare and environmental implications of
producing cattle as well as traditional subjects such as nutrition, reproduction and
housing. Its broad, international coverage includes feedlot systems, transport,
subsistence farming systems and the contribution of cattle production systems to
land, air and water pollution.
It is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students
of animal science, veterinary medicine and agriculture, as well as diploma and
certificate courses and industry personnel.
1. The Development of the World's Cattle Production Systems
2. Cattle Production and the Environment
3. Cattle Growth and Rearing Systems
4. Breeding and Reproduction
5. Welfare, Health and Diseases
6. Housing, Handling and the Environment for Cattle
7. Nutrient Requirements and Metabolic Diseases
8. Feeding Methods
9. Grazing Management and Systems
10. The Future Role and Practice of Cattle Farming
Clive Phillips studied agriculture at undergraduate level and obtained a PhD in dairy cattle nutrition and behaviour from the University of Glasgow in 1983. He then lectured in farm animal production and medicine at the Universities of Wales and Cambridge, conducting research into cattle and sheep welfare.
In 2003 he became the inaugural holder of Australia's Chair in Animal Welfare, at the University of Queensland, and established the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics. He is involved in the development and implementation of State and Federal government welfare policies and has published over 150 articles on animal welfare and management in scientific journals and 8 books, as well as editing a book series for Springer on the welfare of animals.